MEET JEFF

MY STORY

 

I'm a fifth generation Minnesotan that grew up on a dairy in a township near Howard Lake, MN. Now Genevieve and I are small business owners specializing in native landscaping, garden design and ecological services. I've been active in the community as a Saint Peter City Councilmember from 2012-2019, member of the Region 9 commission, and as a board member for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.

I was elected State Representative in 2018. I relying upon my abilities and reputation as an elected official to bring citizens and officials together in order to build on the concept of a stronger community. As an advocate for Greater Minnesota, I've  already proven to be a representative that provided for constituents. 

 

I am asking for your support once again so that we can build a Minnesota that we can all be proud of.

Growing up and serving in Rural Minnesota

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My parents provided me with many opportunities to enjoy Minnesota - whether it be fishing, hunting, or camping in the Northwoods.  After graduation from HLWW, I pursued a degree in Parks & Recreation Management and National Park Service Law Enforcement Academy from Vermilion Community College in Ely, MN.  After working for the US Forest Service and other entities near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, I furthered my career in the bend in the river at Minnesota State University - Mankato.

 

City Council Experience

 

  • Development of Prairie Ridge & Community Spirit Park

  • $44 million expansion of the River's Edge Medical Campus

  • Affordable housing projects, including Park Row Crossing, Traverse Green development, Solace development

  • Veterans Memorial at Minnesota Square Park

  • Development of the Gateway overlay district

  • Increased residential sidewalks and Hallett Pond development

Swearing in for a 2nd term, 2015
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Park Row Crossing, 2014
Veterans Memorial, 2018
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Veterans Memorial
Photo credit Jon Smithers
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Rivers Edge Medical Campus
Photo credit Jon Smithers
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Community Spirit Park Design
Photo credit City of Saint Peter